Indigenous people march to be able to return to their communities in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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Since September 29, 2022, about 250 residents of Santa Martha were displaced due to an internal agrarian conflict and since then they have been refugees in the town of Polhó

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIS.- Some 200 Tzotzil indigenous people displaced by the land dispute in the Santa Martha community, Chenalhó municipality, Chiapas, marched in San Cristóbal de Las Casas and the capital Tuxtla Gutiérrez to demand their return to their community and justice for victims.

Since September 29, 2022, about 250 residents of Santa Martha were displaced due to an internal agrarian conflict, since then they have been refugees in the town of Polhó, in Chenalhó, and unable to return to their homes because there are no minimum conditions of security. The protesters, among them children, women, and men together with social and student organizations, marched in Tuxtla Gutiérrez with banners with the messages: “Enough of fabricating crimes against us!” and “Stop the persecution and death threats!”

They also denounced that they continue to be threatened and called for an end to the human rights violations.

Source: Vanguardia